BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 25
I have always said that the day will come when our occupied lands will be liberated and that we will return to these lands, and we have returned here. The people of Azerbaijan have believed in me for all these years, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said making a speech on the famous Jidir Duzu, Shusha, Trend reports.
“However, both the IDPs of the olden days and the public could see that meaningless negotiations were going on year after year and that the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was becoming ever more difficult. Nevertheless, my people believed in my words. I said that one day the Azerbaijani flag would fly in the occupied territories, including Shusha, and we experienced this sacred day which was achieved at the expense of our martyrs. May Allah rest the souls of all our martyrs in peace,” Azerbaijani president said.
“We are in a free Karabakh today. We are in a free Zangazur today. We, the owners of these lands, have returned to these lands, and from now on we will live in these lands forever. The confidence of the Azerbaijani people in my words convinced me even more that we would achieve this. Our people united, rallied around a common goal, this sacred idea, and achieved what we wanted,” the head of state said.